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Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

2nd Edition - July 27, 2020

Author: Swapan Kumar Haldar

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 0 5 8 5 - 3
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 8 5 1 3 6 - 7

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology, second edition, presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researche… Read more

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Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology, second edition, presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students alike. This new edition emphasizes the relationship between rocks and minerals, right from the structures created during rock formation through the economics of mineral deposits. While petrology is classified on the lines of geological evolution and rock formation, mineralogy speaks to the physical and chemical properties, uses, and global occurrences for each mineral, emphasizing the need for the growth of human development.

The primary goal is for the reader to identify minerals in all respects, including host-rocks, and mineral deposits, with additional knowledge of mineral-exploration, resource, extraction, process, and ultimate use. To help provide a comprehensive analysis across ethical and socio-economic dimensions, a separate chapter describes the hazards associated with minerals, rocks, and mineral industries, and the consequences to humanity along with remedies and case studies.

New to the second edition

: includes coverage of minerals and petrology in extra-terrestrial environments as well as case studies on the hazards of the mining industry.